250 athletes took part in The Maldon Triathlon on Sunday ranging from a large number of complete novices through to experienced age group athletes. The event also staged the Eastern Region Junior Championships with a number of talented juniors on display.
The Zone 3 swim course once again took place alongside the Thames Sailing Barges providing a truly unique and spectator friendly experience with supporters along the entire length of the swim. The cycle course always receives excellent feedback and competitors seemed to particularly enjoy cycling on the exposed roads of the scenic Dengie peninsular.
During the Hi-Tec run course Promenade Park was full of people enjoying the occasion and providing great support for the athletes. The finish line was buzzing with a friendly and fun atmosphere. Many athletes have commented on how much they enjoyed the event including Female Olympic Distance Winner Jane Archer of Finish Strong Racing who said "A big thank you for such a great event on Sunday. I have competed in many triathlons around the world and this event was well organised and most importantly fun!".
Pete Dyson won the Sprint distance in an incredible of 1hr 16mins 34s with Anna Ferguson of Serpentine finishing top female and retaining her title in 1hr 29mins 40s. In the Olympic distance Adrian Berry of Team Awesome won with a time of 2hrs 18mins 46s while Jane Archer of Finish Strong Racing was top female in an impressive 2hrs 37mins 30s.
As a community based event organiser, Dengie Events were very pleased to have raised significant funds for Essex Air Ambulance and Maldon Army Cadets. Dengie Events would like to thank the people of Maldon who made the day so memorable for everyone involved, Maldon Council, the Promenade Park team and the event sponsors; RG Active, Zoggs, Hi-Tec, Zone 3, Higher Nature, Delamode Logistics, Tri N Swim Well, Tri & Tri Again, Amphibia Sport, Precreate Solutions, Yellow Jersey Cycles and Harpers at Blackwater Leisure Centre.??All in all the event was a huge success and The Maldon Triathlon is sure to grow and grow.
Entry to next years Maldon Triathlon and the rest of the Dengie Events series is likely to open in September. The 2014 schedule will be announced via the Dengie Events website: www.dengieevents.co.uk and Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/dengieevents